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Olympic Day 2020: Tongan flag bearer leads off 23 fellow Olympians in workouts

Olympic Day 2020: Taufatofua, who was a taekwondo competior at Rio and a cross-country skier at Pyeongchang, appeared to have difficulty hearing the moderator but proceeded eventually while wearing a red Tongan shirt in what appeared to be a home gym.
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, Peta Taufatofua carries a flag of Tonga during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Taufatofua decided to leave his shirt on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 when he led a group of 23 fellow Olympians in a home workout video to help celebrate Olympic Day across 20 time zones. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)(AP)
FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018, file photo, Peta Taufatofua carries a flag of Tonga during the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Friday, Feb. 9, 2018. Taufatofua decided to leave his shirt on Tuesday, June 23, 2020 when he led a group of 23 fellow Olympians in a home workout video to help celebrate Olympic Day across 20 time zones. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)(AP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2020 11:24 AM IST
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Rio | ByAssociated Press

Rio carnival tourists at risk from contaminated water

The glitz, glamour, and festivity of Brazil’s famous Rio carnival is under threat from contaminated water as the summer season reaches its peak.
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A "Bate-bola" (slam the ball) reveler performs during the traditional carnival festivity in the suburb in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.(REUTERS)
Updated on Feb 23, 2020 05:28 PM IST
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Rio de Janeiro | ByAsian News International

Staring down the shotgun barrel

While the Indian shotgun team came back from Lahati with nothing but hurt pride, less than 10 days later, the pistol and rifle team returned from Rio with five gold, two silver and two bronze, and two Tokyo Olympics quota places.
Representative Image.(PTI)
Representative Image.(PTI)
Updated on Nov 04, 2019 10:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAjai Masand & Navneet Singh

Six Tokyo Olympic contenders post Doha

Here’s our list of six athletes who can blaze through records at the 2020 Games—each of their winning marks in Doha is better than the mark that fetched gold at the Rio Olympics in 2016.
Dalilah Muhammad of USA(Sportsfile via Getty Images)
Dalilah Muhammad of USA(Sportsfile via Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 09, 2019 08:59 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByShijith P Kunhitty

Newsmaker: What makes Vinesh Phogat one of the best wrestlers on the planet

Though her 2016 Rio Olympic dream was cut short, Vinesh Phogat is the first Indian wrestler to qualify for the 2020 Olympics
Vinesh Phogat poses for pictures at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.(PTI Photo)
Vinesh Phogat poses for pictures at the Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast, Australia.(PTI Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2019 07:09 PM IST
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Hindustan Times | ByRudraneil Sengupta

At least 11 dead as fire sweeps through Rio’s Badim hospital

Hospital authorities said the blaze late on Thursday was thought to have been caused by a short circuit in a generator, although the city mayor said sabotage could not be ruled out.
Ivanil Claudino, sister of victim Virgilio da Silva, reacts at the Institute of Forensic Science after a fire hit the Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro.(Reuters)
Ivanil Claudino, sister of victim Virgilio da Silva, reacts at the Institute of Forensic Science after a fire hit the Badim Hospital in Rio de Janeiro.(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 14, 2019 12:22 PM IST
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Rio De Janeiro | ByPress Trust of India

Need mental stability of different level for Olympic medal: Abhishek Verma

The Indian also bagged a silver with Yashaswini Singh Deswal in mixed 10m air pistol and his performance has fuelled hopes of a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
File image of Abhishek Verma(PTI)
File image of Abhishek Verma(PTI)
Updated on Sep 08, 2019 01:43 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPTI

Snubbed in 2016, Sanjeev Rajput says he was determined to secure Olympic quota at Rio

The 38-year-old from Haryana secured India’s eighth Olympic quota in shooting with a silver medal finish in the men’s 50m rifle 3 positions at the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro last week.
FILE PHOTO: Sanjeev Rajput.(REUTERS)
FILE PHOTO: Sanjeev Rajput.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 06, 2019 07:58 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

Record 14 Indians to compete in year-end ISSF World Cup Finals

In the prestigious tournament held annually, some of the year’s best shooters compete in each of the eight rifle/pistol Olympic events.
hooters participate in the Juniors 10m Air Rifle qualifiers.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
hooters participate in the Juniors 10m Air Rifle qualifiers.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 09:01 PM IST
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New Delhi | ByPress Trust of India

India’s shooters hit the mark in World Cup series

The performance puts India in strong reckoning for a rich medal haul in the Tokyo Olympics considering the World Cups this year featured the strongest competition.
Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold in the final of mixed 10m Air Pistol at ISSF World Cup(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian shooters Manu Bhaker and Saurabh Chaudhary won the gold in the final of mixed 10m Air Pistol at ISSF World Cup(Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Updated on Sep 04, 2019 10:47 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByAvishek Roy

Yashaswini sheds doubts on the ski slope, wins gold for Tokyo spot

Yashaswini Singh Deswal upstaged multiple Olympic medallist Olena Kostevych of Ukraine to clinch gold in 10m air pistol in the year’s last World Cup in Rio de Janeiro, securing a ninth Olympic berth for the country in the process.
Yashaswini Singh Deswal upstaged multiple Olympic medallist Olena Kostevych of Ukraine to clinch gold in 10m air pistol.(Twitter)
Yashaswini Singh Deswal upstaged multiple Olympic medallist Olena Kostevych of Ukraine to clinch gold in 10m air pistol.(Twitter)
Updated on Sep 02, 2019 06:59 AM IST
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Shooter Deepak Kumar finishes seventh in Rio, misses Olympic quota

Needing to finish above any one of two competitors to secure India’s ninth Tokyo Olympic quota place, Deepak could not make the cut after making the finals.
File image of India shooter Deepak Kumar.(PTI)
File image of India shooter Deepak Kumar.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 31, 2019 07:41 AM IST
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Rio de Janeiro | ByPTI

Shooting’s exclusion from CWG 2022 will have no effect on Olympic preparations

When it comes to the Olympics, the same shooters fail to reach the podium; the conversion rate of turning a CWG medal into an Olympic one is negligible.
Representational image.(File)
Representational image.(File)
Published on Aug 02, 2019 09:42 PM IST
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Suspicion surrounds boxing decisions at 2016 Rio Olympics: Report

France basked in the glow of six boxing medals in Rio, including golds for super heavyweight Tony Yoka and his now wife Estelle Mossely.
Tony Victor James Yoka of France and Joe Joyce of Great Britain compete during the Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) Final Bout on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro(Getty Images)
Tony Victor James Yoka of France and Joe Joyce of Great Britain compete during the Men's Super Heavy (+91kg) Final Bout on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Riocentro(Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 25, 2019 05:27 PM IST
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Paris | ByAFP

Luis Figo to grace Mumbai with UEFA Champions League Trophy

Luis Figo is set to attend a global fan event as the iconic UEFA Champions League trophy heads for Mumbai.
Luis Figo to grace Mumbai with UEFA Champions League Trophy.(UEFA Photo)
Luis Figo to grace Mumbai with UEFA Champions League Trophy.(UEFA Photo)
Updated on Mar 05, 2019 06:06 PM IST
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Tokyo strikes gold, silver and bronze with e-waste Olympic medals

Organisers had set a target of 2,700 kgs (about 5,950 pounds) of bronze, 30.3 kgs (67 pounds) of gold and 4,100 kg (about 9,040 pounds) of silver.
File image - Gold tablets of 3 grams, left, which is able to be recycled from 100 mobile phones, are shown as example in Tokyo.(AP)
File image - Gold tablets of 3 grams, left, which is able to be recycled from 100 mobile phones, are shown as example in Tokyo.(AP)
Updated on Feb 08, 2019 05:23 PM IST
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Press Trust of India | ByAFP

Khelo India Youth Games commences from Wednesday

Athletes like Jisna Mathew, who was part of the Indian campaign in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, backstroke swimming specialist Srihari Nataraj, who has already been to the Commonwealth and Asian Games, will come with experience.
New Delhi: Sports Minister Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at the launch of the Khelo India Campaign at Central Park in Connaught Place, New Delhi on Sunday(PTI)
New Delhi: Sports Minister Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore at the launch of the Khelo India Campaign at Central Park in Connaught Place, New Delhi on Sunday(PTI)
Updated on Jan 06, 2019 03:03 PM IST
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Pune | ByANI

Hockey World Cup: Argentina bank on Gonzalo Peillat to overcome confident New Zealand

Argentina, who are currently world No 2, had a tough time in beating Spain 4-3. The course of the match veered their way following the exploits of ace drag-flicker Gonzalo Peillat, who contributed two goals.
Argentina players celebrate during a match against Spain for Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, in Bhubaneswar.(PTI)
Argentina players celebrate during a match against Spain for Men's Hockey World Cup 2018, in Bhubaneswar.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 02, 2018 07:18 PM IST
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After Asian Games 2018 gold, Neeraj Chopra eyes 90m and Worlds medal

Neeraj Chopra will participate in the year’s last tournament – the IAAF Continental Cup in Ostrava on September 8-9. The top-2 athletes from each continent compete in the event with the Indian representing Asia-Pacific.
Neeraj Chopra celebrates after winning gold at the Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)
Neeraj Chopra celebrates after winning gold at the Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)
Updated on Sep 08, 2018 07:54 PM IST
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Brazil’s new judo coach Yuko Fujii throws old gender barriers to the mat

Japan’s Yuko Fujii, who has previously worked for the British Judo Association, is the first woman to lead the men’s judo squad in Brazil.
Japan’s Yuko Fujii is one of the very few women in the world to head any top-level male sports team, let alone judo.(AFP)
Japan’s Yuko Fujii is one of the very few women in the world to head any top-level male sports team, let alone judo.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 10, 2018 04:21 PM IST
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Rio de Janeiro | ByAgence France-Presse

FIFA World Cup: Brazil bar to give shots every time Neymar falls

The offer is the latest twist in Brazil’s new national sport: making fun of the talented but divisive Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar.
Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has scored only one goal in FIFA World Cup 2018 so far.(AFP)
Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward Neymar has scored only one goal in FIFA World Cup 2018 so far.(AFP)
Updated on Jun 26, 2018 02:28 AM IST
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Agence France-Presse, Rio de Janeiro | ByAgence France-Presse
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